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  • July 29, 2016 | CityLab

    How Grocery Taxes Hurt Poor Americans

    Grocery taxes, though somewhat prevalent in the U.S., are often considered invisible by policy makers. Because the tax is added on at the time of purchase, it’s not staring customers in the face, says Norbert Wilson, a professor at Auburn University who researches consumer economics. “Unless you...

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  • July 27, 2016 | Reuters

    Activist Steyer expands agenda in bid to defeat 'dangerous' Trump

    Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer is expanding his political agenda beyond climate change to embrace issues ranging from immigration to income inequality, which he expects will be critical to mustering votes for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November presidential election.

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  • July 20, 2016 | Next City

    $65 Million Reasons to Stop Roadblocking City-Driven Job Creation

    In the last year, city officials in New Orleans, Cleveland and Nashville have found themselves scrambling to protect “hire local” policies from their respective state governments.
    In all three cases, racially diverse cities struggling with high rates of poverty and unemployment sought to...

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